ROC Rank: Freshman
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Marietta, GA
Model Year: 2017
Color: Modern Steel Metalic
Re: CR recommends the Ridgeline
I used to have a 2013 Taco TRD Sport as my daily commuter & hobby hauler. I turned it in a bit more than a year ago when the lease was up. Just to be sure, I test drove the 2016 immediately before settling on the 2017 RL. For my particular set of missions, it wasn't even close. Driving the Taco convinced me the RL was a no-brainer.
What the Taco has going for it is (or at least was) a very high residual. I.e., cheap leases. And dedicated enthusiasts, which is fine too. And it's well adapted for true off-roading. But for those of us on pavement 99.x percent of the time who need to take the occasional conference call in traffic, it is RL all the way.
And I freaking love that trunk. Not just for grocery getting, but also a secure place to stash my laptop bag if I need to run an errand before or after work.